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suppression. our next guest defense the tough voter id law say it is a paramount important that we protect the integrity of the process and make sure voter irregularities and voter fraud is eliminating. joining us now, attorney general of south carolina, great to have you with first, your reaction to what the first lady had to sy. >> i obviously disagree with the first lady.with in every state i looked at, georgia, indiana are two states, section five, one is not a section five states. when they have had laws with a federal id for theoter registration card actually minority that is a went up in subsequent elections and participation.s. lou: when you talk about the five states, those are states because of civil rights transgressions 60 years ago, 50 years ago, they still remain under the watchful eye of the justice department for a revision in their electoral laws or procedures, right?pro >> absolutely. states have asked the federal government permission before they can implement a law thathe affects elections, but in a state passing a law, that she, went up in a state of georgia, up
federal law -- she was evading federal law by concealing what should be open and transparent deliberations ovell these extremely expensive rules that the epa has been firsting on our economy. tom: nobody likes washington covering up anything but there are published wants that maybe he is is not the first baby -- she is not the first, and maybe carroll browner was involved in this, this may have gone on in bush administration, bush 43. is this - do you know anything about these accusations or reports? >> it was said during the clinton administration that carroll brander did not use e-mail. but we discovered, my colleague horner discovered that carroll brander did, wn the clinton administration left they destroyed hardwares that the e-mail was contained owe can't look back at shenanigans that cheryl branner was gettingp on the clinton administration. and now they are turning over approximately 12,000 e-mails to us. m: is that what precipitated her resignation, this is the common reason, i want to spend more time with my family. >> who knows, but it is no cosince -- coincidence she is up to
in this congress laws can only pass with support from democrats and republicans, and that means nobody gets 100 percent of what they want. lou: there are only ten days remaining to the fiscal cliff. president obama headed to value within actually minutes, and members of congress have also gone home for chrrstmas vacation already. in a news conference today, speaker boehner admitted negotiations with the president have, indeed, been difficult. >> until the president on monday, these are my bottom lines. the president told me that his numbs, $1 trillion in new revenues, 850 billion in spending cuts was his bottom-line. he could not go any further. lou: and he didn't. the plan be option collapsing last night when he failed to get republican support to raise taxes on only those making more than a million dollars a year. over in the senate majority leader harry reid pounced on the very public embarrassing defeat. >> we knew the so-called plan b was no plan at all. it could not pass the senate. it turns out, it could not pass the house either. it is too bad speaker boehner wasted a week in his politi
laws passed, they have their mosthorrible gun massacre. norway, some of the most strictest gun laws on the planet, and that got on the island and murdered all of their kids. we have to understand something new is happening. the guns have always been there. we're working rd to keephem out of the hands of kis, but there is something profndly new. if we don't focus on that e completely iss the issue here. lou: what is that new -- that change that is overtaking us, oursociety that can leadto this kind -- >> a n phenomenon. lou: what is it? >> never there before. violence injry, particularly video games. the number one trade law enforcement. man-hours, contact our supply system anywhere you want to measure it. one of the leading trainer is a military. i have a best-selling video series were preparing individual citizens to be able to use deadly force at the moment of truth. and from all those perspectives, we know that simulations and visualization and mental rehearsal is absolutely essential to performance on the battlefield. the video games are providing the exact same thing to the ch
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but do the jobs that make our lives in this country work. our first guest tonight says gun laws are critical part of this national discussion, but the country also needs, he says, to respond to the mental health issues when it comes time mass shootings as well as the corrosive influence of the digital world in the culture of violence. joining us, former common security secretary, former governor of pennsylvania, tom ridge, who also served on the review panel to study the virginia tech shooting which claimed the lives of 32 people. good to have you with this. let's start with the culver legislation here, senator dianne feinstein is putting forward something that looks very familiar to you which is the assault weapons ban which he supported when you were in congress back in 1994. what are your thoughts? >> i think it certainly understandable, predictable that the first focuses on the instruments of this tragedy, the instruments of war, and those of the firearms and the guns. i think, and i hear reread to pinpoint. this is a game changer. i heard the same language upper columbine a
the laws, all of the real estate lending, all that. there the ones to set e rules. i mean, we did this. we elected this same crowd. the senate still has harry reid, the democrat, the house has john painter, the president is still the president. why she we expect anything to change. >> i don't expect anythg to change. the reality is you have the same people. there very blunt, competent, dishonest, lying to the american public for a long time, promising things they know they cannot deliver. our children grandchildren will pay the prce. maybe sooner, but the bottom line is you are dealing with people who care about themselves to maintainng power. >> i think they care abut the 1%. they increase the taxes on those made for under thousand and above, less than 1%. and the republicans are holding the country hostage. they rejected that. tom: will that tax solve the deficit spending? >> it will if you include 2%, 250,000 for couples, 200,000 for individuals and above. you start taxing capital gains and dividends, reinstate that and get rid of $109 billion in corpate xes every year. you're looking i
never saw a new law you didn't love. >> that bitterness will make -- us. >> we have 5 cents on every piece of bacon, right? [laughter] that is all the money we have for you today. we will see you tomorrow. "the willis report" is next. stay classy, san diego. gerri: hello, everyone, i am gerri willis. retailers dealing with the fallout of shoppers not showing up this holiday season, dc starbucks store is urging lawmakers to come together tomorrow and friday. they will come back to work in a mighty more to to the point. the senate is back tomorrow morning. treasury secretary tim geithner is one congressional leaders about december 31. that's next monday, my friends, five short days from now. we have michael burgess of texas with us. i want to read you what the treasury secretary wrote to harry reid. he said i'm writing to inform you that the statutory debt limit will be reached on december 31. he went on to say that they have special gimmicks they are going to deploy to allow us to go past december 31. we have to tell you that here we are again. nothing is being done. we have no resolu
likely to hit the target versus law enforcement and representative ron paul is against all of this. he's saying this is not the answer, this or wellion surveillance totalitarian way to go and total state control he says will be invited into the schools if you're armed teachers. >> ron paul says that. >> representative ron paul is against this. >> use it as a extension of government. >> yeah, he does, i understand the man's point, i'm just surprised to hear this. >> he's vehemently against this. >> not every teacher is so stable, too. i tell you something, i come from a long line of teachers in my family, a lot of stories about teachers. >> send your e-mails-- >> stop it right now, the e-mails are on the way. in a few minutes the latest read on pending home sales for november. and we ask a secondary question, will falling off the fiscal cliff kill this one bright spot in the economy which is housing why can't congress make a deal? it had months to compromise and there's nothiig out there. the dow is down 88. copd makes it hard to breathe, but with advair, i'm b. so now i can be in the
rule ofaw? >>guest: they don't have rule of law or access to credit and they are locked in a vicious circle poverty. it takes a sll investment to get them out of that. to me it shows the aptitude of people. when a young couple decide to grab if the kingdo a to have two children, they invest in the children and they take off. we have two-child families from here and onward. the world is governed from that. it is not the b corporations or banks that run the economy, it is the young couple who decide to work. >> when they are educated with wealth they . >> are helpful. this fantastic investment in vaccinations that helps so d you not have a kid who is physically handicapped for life, that drags the family down. the way that government sources are used is crucial. there are some things like advancemt and research and primary school we need the government money but it sto be contrled. >> tnk you, sir. next, you want to live to be 150? my ne guest says the first person to do so my have already been born. it might be you. do youant to live to be 150? i don't. how advances in medicine may ch
is that if -- you know, we're right back down to the law. all plunder and none plder but to insisthat only a few should pay is unfair. there's no guarantee wealthy people will keep money in this country. if we have a bloated government, everyone should feel the pitch. half of the country reelected barack obama and that's the half that will find out how much government costs. >> it seems that's where we're headed. can president obama come pack -- back and fix this fiscal cliff? >> no,e's decided he's not going to cut anything, anywhere. it's not a discussion. john boehner put the ball back in his court saying i'll ease up on taxes and he's not willing to cut significant spending. >> thank you very much. >>> fair and balanced. democratic congressman gregory meeks joins me live in the studio. you were feisty on the way in saying you and are going to to getting together on the house floor and sign a deal. no fiscal cliff. >> we have to work it out. it's bad for the country if we don't. i've talked to a number of friends from bothides of the aisle and we are hopeful it gets worked out. >> how can you
spending. right now the law does it. i think go over the cliff. we know exactly what is going on. i'm concerned about a lot more things around the globe, particularly corporate earnings than i am the fiscal cliff. adam: all right. jeffrey cleveland, you're an economist, which is worse, raising taxes doing austerity all at once? what you do i this? >> i think the biggest problem is the uncertainty with all this. we're at december 27th. we're talking about changing the rules of the game. i think from an economist's standpoint, from an investor's standpoint rules, whether they're tax rates or spending rates, those are the signposts for the entrepeneurs. that is how entrepreneurs set the agenda for growth and economic activity. if you're adjusting those signposts, adam, at the last second, that is bad for growth. sort of like if you're on the super high wand a keep changing exit signs. you can't stop. adam: steve hayes, i will get to you in a second. jeffrey i want to follow up with what you just said. are you saying small business is entrepreneurs, all kinds of people already planned t
number is probably 70%. >> in terms of how many new laws -- liz: that's right. >> there were 3000 regulations. liz: thank you. good to be with you, sir. really appreciated. forget the fiscal cliff. more an action from d.c. could leave another glass half empty. sandra smith with us with today's trade. sandra: people's grocery bills may go up. you are talking about that exclusion of a farm bill that may not be part of the fiscal cliff negotiations even if we do get a deal that by the end of the year. tom vill sack has been trying to get everyone into a room to hammer out a five-year deal. he has already conceded that it is unlikely that we will see that done and those farm subsidies could come out of the market. analysts are saying that prices could go up to the six to eight dollars a gallon range. milk just one of the many grocery items that could go up in prices. this is one aspect that maybe you have not thought about when it comes to your wallet. sterling smith over at citigroup says we could see less milk consumption. a lot of those dairy farmers could go out of business. liz:
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